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Monday, December 29, 2014

Top 10 InstaPics {2014}

Happy we're-not-at-school Monday! Today I am joining Natalie from Teachery Tidbits to share my Top 10 "liked" Instagram photos from 2014. Here we go!
Happy Franken-pudidng day! #teacherlife
Franken-Pudding day was a huge hit in my first grade classroom! This past October was the first time I had tried something like this and it is definitely something I will do again and again over the years. You can read my original blog post about it here.
Nordland family Christmas picture. Happy Thanksgiving!
This Thanksgiving we took our family Christmas card picture at my grandparents' house. It was one of our last times at my dad's childhood home before my grandparents move into a retirement community this spring.
Kitty cuddles #catsofinstagram

I don't think I could ever beat this photo of Whiskey and Jingles! It is the background on my computer at school.
The feels. There will always be a special place in my heart for my first class! #teacherlife

I absolutely love that my kids did one of these for me last year. As the caption says, I do not think I will ever forget the roller coaster ride that was my first year of teaching. This picture hangs in the living room of my apartment.
Introducing: Jingles McFluffington #catsofinstagram

I took this picture the very first day I brought Jingles home last June. What a little peanut!
Nailed it. #dzsistas #homecoming
October was my college's homecoming and my first time returning for the celebration since I graduated in 2013. It was nice to see some old friends!
So this is a thing the first grade team decided to do for the first day of school. #teacherlife
Although they shrunk like crazy, I love our first grade team shirts!
It's finally here! #teacherlife #erincondren

My Erin Condren planner for this school year. Guilty teacher-pleasure? Check!
First grade math homework: A cry of desperation #teacherlife

This student's response to a question on the math homework had me laughing out loud. 
Someone's getting an A! #teacherlife

And most recently, we watched a clip from Frozen in class and discussed what it meant when Olaf said that "Some people are worth melting for." My kids each did a small writing piece on who they would melt for, and I think this one just about melted my heart!

My Instagram is private, as it is my personal account. Send me a request @p.nords :) Wishing everybody a fantastic new year!


  1. NAwww you have some super cute pictures in there!! That cry for help was my favourite.

    Learning to be awesome

  2. I love that last photo - so sweet! and I love your kitties - I post so many photos of my dogs on my instagram!
    Thanks for sharing,

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  4. HAHA! I die over that me! I have one of those fingerprint trees from my first year teaching, too! Love it.
    Thanks for linking up!

    Teachery Tidbits

  5. Love the Franken-pudding!!! I've seen that on Pinterest and wanted to try it. :) Oh my word, your #1 picture is so sweet! I tried finding you on IG, but couldn't! I tried @paigesoflearning.

    Adventures of a Schoolmarm